For U.S. teens today, summer means more schooling and less leisure time than in the past
Compared with 10 years ago, American teens are devoting more of their time in the summer to educational activities and less time to leisure.
Hospital emergency rooms see boom in patients around the Fourth of July
Independence Day is a national celebration of freedom, fireworks and frankfurters. It's also, by one measure, the most dangerous day of the year.
On average, older adults spend over half their waking hours alone
Alone time for older Americans amounts to about seven hours a day. Time spent alone rises to over 10 hours a day among those living on their own.
Americans 60 and older are spending more time in front of their screens than a decade ago
Those 60 and older now spend more than half of their daily leisure time, four hours and 16 minutes, in front of screens.
Space tourism? Majority of Americans say they wouldn’t be interested
About four-in-ten Americans (42%) say they would definitely or probably be interested in orbiting the Earth in a spacecraft in the future, while roughly six-in-ten (58%) say they would not be interested.
8% of Americans say they own a drone, while more than half have seen one in operation
While drones have become more prevalent, many Americans have reservations about where and under what circumstances their use should be allowed.
Most Americans see value in steering children toward toys, activities associated with opposite gender
More Americans say it's good to steer girls toward boy-oriented toys and activities than say boys should be encouraged to play with girl-oriented toys.
5 facts about Christmas in America
Read five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate the holiday.
It’s becoming more common for young adults to live at home – and for longer stretches
Through both recession and recovery, the share of young adults living in their parents’ home continues to rise. As of 2016, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home.
Who plays video games in America?
Though the majority of Americans think most video games players are men, equal numbers of men and women report playing video games. Yet, men are twice as likely to call themselves “gamers.”
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